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News Release on Acne Treatment

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It looks like to me another money getter for the medical industry. if the the results dont last for more then 10 months. it aint worth it. To me i dont consider it a break through unless it has lasting effects. So its exciting yes. But only the very rich will be able to afford this kind of treatment unless the price goes way down.

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I dunno, it's menna be taken about every 3-4 months an in that time, when iw as on The Regimen i was spending about £40 on Regimen stuff, an extra since i was testin different cleansers an moisturisers to find the best one for me. So prolly £200 for every treatment period u'd need for this laser therapy.

If i coulda had GUARANTEED clear skin with no redmarks i would of gladly paid 50% (£100) more. An im sure a lot of the public would.

But i bet this is some old thing the government has been hiding away from the public, like invented 5 years ago but they only release it now so they can milk all products while we wait for a new thing to come out.

That's my conspiracy theory anyhow. :D

-Gaz

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Most ppl might see these guys as hard workers and us acne sufferers just a bunch of pestimistic aholes who r never satisfied, but truthfully speaking who r the real aholes selling us BS on the markets and draining our wallets knowing the product wont work. For now on when I see anything that has something to do with a cure for acne, I wont even move my head..I will wait until its all over Tv and then make a budge.

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:D

I cannot believe the amount of pessimism that surrounds this. I have seen the clinical photos and Dr Tony Chu is Europes Leading Acne Specialist. I somehow dont think that he would go onto NATIONAL tv and make a statement like (QUOTE) "This really is the first major advancement in acne treatment in 30 years". He has a rep to protect...

I also know this is not a government run or funded organisation. It is a small team of Welsh Scientists who also invented collagen production by laser and hair removal by laser for plastic surgery reconstruction.

They state it only lasts that long because that was the length of the trial. For some of us sufferers any releif is fantastic (depending on your severity) and this may become a treatment available on the NHS depending on the cost of the machines and the government.

There are no side effects to this treatment as it attacks a bacteria which occurrs naturally in the acne. The light is stimulating the body's own natural defenses to destroy the bacteria. I know it it pain free and results are seen after 2 weeks with one treatment.

I see this as a major step forward in treating acne WITHOUT harmful drugs or creams that cause tiresome secondary effects. Just read the message board for proof....."How do I apply BP"......."My skin looks worse with BP" etc etc.

Give the treatment a go then come back to the message board with your ACTUAL EXPERIENCES. that is what we want.

I will be trying this next week myself.

:!:

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You'll be tryin this next week?

You mean the machine laser thingy? I thought it wasnt released yet?

-Gaz

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adam,

do you know how many watts the dermalux bacteria killer has?

i am trying to compare it to the clearlight

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peters,

heres the technical stats taken straight from their web site

Technical Specification:

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Type: DermaLux AV

Voltage: 230V AC

Frequency: 50Hz

Power Consumption: 75Watt

Plug: Fused at 3A

Replacement tubes: 2 x DermaLux Red

2 x DermaLux Blue

Starters: 4 x Phillips Type 2

Weight: 2.7Kg

Effective Radiating Area: 520sq cm (80 sq in)

Dimensions: 250mm x 200mm (10" x 8")

Height: 395mm (15½")

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heres a qoute about how it works

How the DermaLux AV Works:

The bacterium that seems to cause acne is called Propionibacterium acnes (P.acnes) and is present everybody’s skin, usually lodged in the hair root. This particular bacterium is what is called an anaerobic bacterium. That means that it can only live when there is a minimum amount of oxygen about.

Most treatments for acne, whether they be creams or tablets, work by killing the bacterium. This results in suppression of the inflammation and clears up the typical spots of acne.

P.acnes is, however, very unusual in that it naturally uses a chemical called porphyrin to help it ‘breathe’. Porphyrins, if they are exposed to certain wavelengths of light, will become excited and produce oxygen that will eventually lead to the death of this bacterium. The wavelengths of light that are important in this process are found in part of the blue spectrum.  Research over a number of years has shown that wavelengths of light in part of the red spectrum influence the healing of tissues.   Both of these wavelengths are incorporated in the DermaLux AV.

In treatment studies performed at the Hammersmith Hospital London by Dr Tony Chu, a Consultant Dermatologist, patients with mild to moderate acne were treated with various wavelengths of light and the results compared with benzoyl peroxide, a very commonly used topical treatment for acne.

The combination of red and blue light, as used in the DermaLux AV, gave the best results reducing the activity of acne by over 75% after a 12 week period and these results were better than those seen with the 5% benzoyl peroxide treatment.

The wavelengths of light used in the DermaLux AV are outside those that will cause damage to the skin.  There is, therefore, no risk of sunburn, sun ageing of the skin or the induction of skin cancer.  It also has the advantage that it has no side effects such as seen when antibiotic tablets or other drugs are given for the treatment of acne.

It is suggested that you treat yourself for 15 minutes a day, which might be a good time for you to try some relaxation techniques (like listening to soothing music), as stress can aggravate your condition.

It is important that you do not expect your acne to disappear overnight.  The average patient should see a definite improvement within 8 weeks but, as with other medical treatments, it is not possible to guarantee success in every case.

hope that helps. I would be interested to know about the clear light. Do use it yourself ? Is it American ?

Adam

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i know this sounds remarkable. i bought a magazine tonight...ok teen vogue even though i'm not a teen but it comes in the cutest size and i was curious as the cover reads 'a new acne cure that really works-fast". anyhoo it goes on about the -clearlight- light based therapy. basically it utilizes a high intensity lamp over the face or wherever and it causes the bacteria in the acne to self destruct. it does not damage the rest of the skin only the acne bacteria. patients get 8 treatments in a four week span and it lasts 4 to 8 months. then you do touch ups. 70 to 80 percent of patients are clear in less than a month. NO SIDE EFFECTS. none. it may also help improve the scarring and discoloration from acne and patients say they see a remarkable improvement in skin texture. i know this board has discussed clearlight before but it didnt catch my eye till now......till teen vogue. hee hee. :oops:

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di,

does it say what kind of treatments are needed for maintance afterwards to keep it working?

i wonder how people are doing on this

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i guess after the 4 to 8 months you just do touch ups on the machine. i don't know what that means. but these people who do the clearlight have had no luck with over the coutner methods or prescription medicine. sounds really promising. :D

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